We were pleased to welcome a good turn out to our AGM this month.

Both the Annual and Financial reports were received very well.It was

explained that the Open Gardens last summer had enabled us to donate

generously to two charities, Thrive and the Evesham volunteer

centre.Time was devoted to electing three new members onto the

committee,one of whom Mike Cook ,is looking forward to taking on the

role of chairperson. In order to make arranging the club outings more

straightforward an amendment was suggested by Alison to our

constitution regarding the collection of club monies.This was carried

unanimously. Those members retiring from the committee were thanked for

their hard work over previous years.

Business was followed by a surprise fun quiz, which was of course garden

related and even though we all enjoyed doing it some of us will need to

revise before doing another one!!!!! White radishes were mistakenly

identified as salsify by many.Our newly elected chairperson not only

gave us the correct answers but also added lots of interesting information .

The long awaited 'plant, seeds and skill swap ' scheme was introduced

and hopefully will become an enjoyable part of our monthly meetings.

The next meeting will be in the memorial hall on Thursday !st of March

when Famous local author Joan Bomford,who was Country File's personality

of the year 2016, will join us to talk about 'Her life on the land '.

As always we would welcome anyone interested to come and join us in

Bretforton. Please contact the club secretary Barbara Jenman on 01789